Las Vegas, US: Trimble announced several initiatives at its premium positioning event, Trimble Dimensions 2010. The event got under way on November 8, in Las Vegas, US.
Trimble introduced Municipal Reporter system, Design Link, MX100G GNSS+XPS Receiver and the next generation of the Trimble Nomad outdoor rugged handheld computers. Municipal Reporter system is a complete hosted solution for managing issues found throughout a municipality, including potholes, broken streetlights, graffiti, pest infestation and illegal dumping.
Design Link is the latest software solution for mechanical contractors providing HVAC and sheet metal services. Design Link extends the functionality of designs created in AutoCAD MEP used in the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process by adding standards-driven detail. This detail facilitates the exchange of data between the finished design to estimating, collision avoidance and collaboration applications, fabrication and field layout. The new solution from Trimble leverages Autodesk’s AutoCAD MEP platform with built-in features for creating advanced routing and 3D design of MEP systems.
MX100G GNSS+XPS Receiver is an integral part of the Trimble Terralite XPS System, which enables open pit mines to maximise operational efficiency by increasing positioning coverage in areas where satellite visibility is limited due to terrain. This unique receiver tracks GPS and now GLONASS constellations as well as Trimble’s Terralite “ground satellites” for machine control and guidance applications used in mining operations that require high accuracy positioning with maximum availability.
The Nomad 900 series adds a 5MP auto-focus camera with flash, enhanced GPS performance, and new Wi-Fi capabilities. These new features, along with the its rugged construction and computing power, make the Trimble Nomad 900 series ideal for mobile workers in forestry, public safety, surveying, construction, mapping, field service, utilities, and other outdoor or service-related fields.
The company also introduced Business Center – HCE Powered by Trimble, a new release of the heavy and highway office software for data management and preparation, and material quantities takeoff. Business Center – HCE version 2.2 includes advances that make using, implementing, and learning the software both easier and more efficient.
The company introduced a new field solution as well. It is designed to streamline the precision construction of road and railway tunnels. Using the new Trimble Tunnel Construction Solution, contractors can improve the efficiency and safety of production blasting while providing near real-time progress monitoring and reporting accurate as-built information for project sign-off.
Trimble announced that it is spearheading a “BIM to Field” initiative that will focus on helping building owners, contractors, and engineers better understand the potential of solutions that allow the transfer of BIM data to field level systems for increased productivity and cost savings. The first step in the initiative is the launch of BIMtoField.com, a central resource for case studies, videos, white papers, and best practices learned from the industry.